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>> i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> i will get into the specifics about the hurricane in just a second. this will not be like isabelle. this storm will pass east of us. this might be one of those situations where the beaches are getting hammered and almost nothing is happening in baltimore. it depends on the exact track. we do expect a chance for some rain today. 73 right now and dry at the present time. we expect some showers this morning and a better chance towards lunch time. take an umbrella with you. high temperature, 85. more on irene when i come back momentarily. first we say good morning to sarah. >> good morning. a few problems we have been
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tracking. philadelphia road in the white marsh area, an accident involving an overturned vehicle. checking out ok on the major roads. we have some closures in lansdown because of fire activity. lansdowne road has been reopened. take washington boulevard if you want to avoid hammond's ferry. a nice start on the west side. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side. eight minutes from 75 towards the 83's. a live view of traffic at old court road. out of the traffic on the west side is building a just a bit. this is the east side of the beltway. all the area bridges are checking out ok.
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that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> a tragic and shocking story out of baltimore county. mike flanagan was found dead in his home because police were called to the home on york road yesterday afternoon. police have not officially named the cause of death. mike flanagan took his own life, according to sources. stunned reaction from the orioles family upon hearing the news. peter angelos released a statement -- keith mills will love more on the tragic loss of mike flanagan coming up later in sports.
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>> it looks like hurricane irene is weakening a bit but it's is strengthen over warmer open waters with his sights set squarely on the eastern coastline. >> with wind over 100 miles per hour, irene ripped through the bahamas. the powerful hurricane expected to take a turn to the north today, targeting the east coast of the u.s. there are mandatory evacuations in parts of north carolina. >> i am from louisiana and i know all about hurricanes. it can get bad quickly. >> forecasters warned it could get bad along a big stretch of the coast, with tens of millions potentially in its path. >> a lot of our forests is in
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the carolinas. all way up through new england states, based upon its track. >> from new york city to new england, they are getting ready for the possibility of a hurricane this weekend. >> it will be one sunday. >> but this one has the potential to be the worst here in years. people along the east coast watching those computer models to see just where irene is tracking. the wind could extend 50 miles or more from the center of the storm. it could cause widespread damage. kristen dahlgren, wbal-tv 11 news. >> we have some breaking news out of lansdown this morning as a fire claims the life of one
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person. kim dacey joins us live with the very latest. good morning. >> the fire is out and fire crews are starting to clear up. the fire happened behind us. we're joined now to learn more about what happened. tell me what firefighters found when they got on the scene. >> they found heavy fire in the basement and smoke throughout the entire battalion. they attacked the fire and did a search and rescue. they did find one victim and they removed her from the home. she was a fatality on the scene. another man lives in the home and he was transported to the hospital with potentially serious injuries. >> a firefighter was also injured. >> he was transported to the hospital as well. >> this fire took more than two
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hours to put out. that is a long time. >> there were a couple of factors. the fire occurred in the basement. it contributed to the spread of the fire. the fire spread from the basement to the addict -- attic very rapidly. there was inside a gas main that ruptured at some point during the fire and contributed to the fire appeared we were able to fight the fire and have the fire under control. >> it sounds like it was a difficult situation all the way around. what do you guys do now? most of the engines have cleaned up and cleared. >> at this point, the
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investigators are on the scene. we tried to leave a crew out to support them. there could be some hot spots where the fire could reignite an hour or two after we leave. >> ok. thank you so much for joining us this morning. one person is dead, another is injured as well as a firefighter at the hospital. we will stay on the scene and bring you the latest. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> it was a phone call that sharon vandyke had been waiting to hear. she spent the last several months -- her son managed to escape among the turmoil over the last several days in libya. she said her son called to report he was safe and in good health after being in solitary confinement for the past six
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months. he escaped to a compound where a stranger took him and. >> i do not believe he was tortured. he could hear screams and people being tortured, but i don't think he was mistreated in that way. >> matthews said he was amazed when he was told of the widespread efforts to find him. he will look for regular access to a phone. pockets of tripoli remained volatile. [gunfire] this video shows one of the latest battles near the airport in tripoli. dozens of foreign journalists have been released from my hotel. >> we have been living in fear for the past five days because we were being held against our will buy these crazy gunmen who
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are in the lobby of the hotel waving gaddafi flags and wielding assault rifles. they have been hot style at times. >> matthews said he was accused of being a spy. >> police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman while pretending to be a police officer. police say an august 11, jones attacked a woman. anyone with information on his whereabouts should call baltimore city police. police are looking for whoever stabbed a man. police say a victim was awakened by a home on guilford avenue and went to investigate the noise. it was then that he was attacked and stabbed several times. >> our victim was stabbed
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multiple times in the face. the victim was transported to an area hospital. >> the homeowner is listed in stable condition. anyone with information is asked to call baltimore police. >> a new calling book -- a new coloring book is raising eyebrows. there are images of the twin towers on fires and a navy seal team raid on the been on a compound. the publisher said the book is a factual tool to teach children about the war on terror. critics say it portrays all parabs as extremists. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the 9/11 attacks and the bin laden compound raid are appropriate subject matter
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for a children's coloring book? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> 6:10. 70 degrees on tv hill. the post office is getting slower. we'll find out. >> i hope you have the answer. passengers on board a jet made a trip to be injured a few yards from their gate at the airport. we will show you what happened. >> what is the fate of apple as steve jobs is calling it quits? >> in glen burnie, word of an accident. we are tracking want in white [ waves crashing ]
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>> welcome back. 6:14. 77 degrees downtown. we expect some rain to move and later this morning. take an umbrella. 73 at the airport. 73 in westminster. we're watching some thunderstorms dropping in from pennsylvania and west virginia. they are pretty strong. the direction of movement is down towards us. take an umbrella with you. into later this morning, some showers and thunderstorms are going to pop up and some could
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be strong. let's talk about the hurricane. that will affect us over the weekend. it is moving through the bahamas and it has weakened just a little bit. it is still a category 3 hurricane with sustained winds over 100 miles per hour. there will be a tremendous amount of damage coming out of the bahamas. the storm track has not changed much. we expected to come over cape hatteras late friday or early saturday morning. late saturday night, off the delmarva coast. some time on sunday morning, there will likely be a category two hurricane sitting off the coast of ocean city with sustained winds between 80 adn 105 miles per hour. the eastern part of the hurricane contains the strongest wind. that will stay to our east.
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we will not get a big surge up the chesapeake bay. they could be getting pounded at the beaches and hardly anything is happening in western maryland. i think the worst weather will be at the beach. 5 to 10 inches of rain. 60 to 90 miles per hour when a gust. a week surge up the chesapeake bay. no rain in western maryland. it will probably trained in baltimore. -- it will probably rain in baltimore. a mixture of sunshine and clouds today. high temperature around 85. the wind at 10 to 15. a chance for showers and thunderstorms tonight with a temperature around 70.
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% chance for rain tomorrow. almost 6:17. >> plenty to talk about. in the lansdown area, we have fire activity and those closures are no longer a fact. we have an accident in glen burnie. sycamore street, another crash. white marsh area, an overturned vehicles still being cleared on philadelphia road. watch for closures. still looking good on the major roadways. some closures at york road in advance of the maryland state fair. this is old court road. out of the traffic on the west side continues to build. this is traffic near the key
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bridge. the east side is running smoothly across the key bridge. no delays at the bay bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> casey anthony has turned herself in to authorities in florida. she reported to authorities at an undisclosed location. she has largely been in hiding. she was brought back to florida to serve eight years' probation. two people were injured after falling 10 feet to the tarmac at bus angeles international airport. the captain of a flight stepped off the plane. they were taken to hospital where they are said to be in fair condition. the cause of the accident is still underway. a change at the top of apple. the man behind the iphone and
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ipad said i quit. steve jobs announced his resignation. he had been on leave after battling pancreatic cancer and undergoing a liver transplant. tim cook replaces jobs as ceo. jobs will be chairman of the board. stan? >> some companies plan to cut health coverage to their workers after 2014. that is one new changes go into effect. one at of 10 plan to make the cuts. 20% are not sure what they will do. this is a look at current attitude and things may change between now and then. the u.s. postal service is
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slowing down a way to save money. a study shows a delivery schedule of three to four days will cut about a billion dollars a year in postal expenses. with a look atw the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. steve jobs steps down as co of apple. samsung electronics is a competitor. they are saying that -- korean companies may find opportunities in the absence of steve jobs. the iphone 5 reportedly coming out in october and indicate a
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huge sales boost. 400 payless shoe stores are closing nationwide as well as 75 stride ritdes. they posted a loss in the second quarter. people said shoes were too pricey. stop test continued to climb as reports on home prices and durable goods came in better than what analysts anticipated. united therapeutics plunging the most in three years on news that a drug failed in a study. the stock has been downgraded by j.p. morgan chase. i'm reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> thank you. 70 degrees on tv hill. sarah palin will check us up on
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some of traffic conditions. >> keith mills will have more reaction on the stunning and tragic news of the death of orioles mike flanagan. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the 9/11 attacks and the bin laden compound raid are appropriate subject matter for a children's coloring book? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. there are several accidents to watch for. we started glen burnie. watch for possible delays. you may find some slow spots around sycamore street on the south side of the city. a pretty smooth ride otherwise. 60 miles per hour around bel air on the northeast corner. watch for closures on york road at the east timonium state fair ground. this is at greenspring. in a live traffic still moving well towards the j.f.x. -- in a live traffic still moving well. this is 50 at sandy point.
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a problem free right to and from the eastern shore. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we're off to a nice start weather-wise. it is warmer than the last several days. 73 at the airport. 76 in annapolis. take an umbrella with you. we do expect some thunderstorms and showers today. a high near 85. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. here is keith mills. >> thank you. good morning. one of the great moments in baltimore sports history was the last orioles game at memorial stadium 20 years ago. mike flanagan got the last two alex and said it was the most emotional moment of his 18-year career. 15 years were spent with the orioles.
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it was off the field or anyone who knew him as one of the rare athletes or ego was replaced by a genuine concern and affection. he was a winner in every way and a friend for life. last night, jim palmer talked- about his longtime friend and teammate. >> he was one-of-a-kind. i'm sorry. i'm sorry for the people that knew him because this is part of being my age and having a chance to be with guys that are that special. that is pretty much all i have to say. is devastating. >> the motion tells that story. we'll hear from cal ripken. "he was a good friend and teammate.
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our thoughts are with alex and his daughters. this is a sad day." mike wore a lot of hats with the orioles. pitching coach, general manager, a broadcaster. he wore number 46. number 46 now is worn by jeremy guthrie who pitched the orioles to their third straight win last night. mark reynolds with a big home run. mike flanagan was supposed to broadcast this weekend's series against the yankees. we mourn his loss. ravens and redskins tonight. a lot of fans will be wondering, why this happened to mike flanagan. >> and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
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>> 6:28. >> a fatal fire in lansdown. kim dacey live on the scene. >> some new photos of what is believed to be the last known pictures of robyn gardner alive have surfaced. >> we have a handful of accidents to watch for. accidents to watch for. we will update you
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>> welcome back. i'm jennifer franciotti. >> i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> we will see some potential showers and thunderstorms today. a better chance for thunderstorms around lunchtime. i would take an umbrella with a high temperature around 85. we will check the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> a fire has claimed the life of one person. >> kim dacey joins us from the
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scene with more details on the story. >> things are winding down at the scene now that the fire is out. the fire happened just up the street behind us here in lansdown. firefighters got the call around 2:40 this morning. they found a woman dead this morning. a man was taken to the hospital. a firefighter was transported with injuries. a woman lived in the home. they are still trying to understand how this happened. >> we are all shocked. it has not sunk in for a lot of people yet. my mom, she was sitting on the front porch, staring over there. she's to go over there and check on her.
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>> i guess you're going to have -- dodg firefighters say this does not looked suspicious. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a nottingham man. travis durant is charged in the shooting death of bradley robinson last week. bryant is currently being held without bail. >> the search for a driver who killed a tow truck operator. this happened yesterday in glen burnie. james shriver was struck just as he was about to tow a sewage truck. >> we will miss jim with all
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the things he was involved with. everywhere you look here, there's a part of jim. >> the driver initially stopped at the scene but then continued to travel the spirit the vehicle is described as a nissan pathfinder and possibly red in color. it should have damage to the front passenger side. if you have any in formation, you're asked to call metro crime stoppers at 1-866-7-lockup. new information on the disappearance of robyn gardner. photos taken by a tourist have been released. the photos taken on august to show the 35-year-old in a sun dress traveling with gary giordano. officials are hoping that someone will come forward who may have seen gardner after those photos were taken.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> let's get you up to date. we have a handful of accidents. we start in glen burnie. you may start to tap the breaks. police are on the scene at sycamore street. this one is gone in the white marsh area. a smooth ride other than a buildup in volume on the northwest corner just past 795. number down york road, watch for closures in effect because of the maryland state fair. it looks good on the northwest corner at greenspring. inner loop traffic moving without delay to the j.f.x. 50 at sandy point checking out just fine at the bay bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we will do the seven-day forecast this time.
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we expect thunderstorms to develop later this morning. showers and thunderstorms will develop over the next couple of hours with a high temperature of 85. over the weekend, we will watch this storm coming up the coast. it to clear up -- it should clear up on monday and tuesday. >> thank you. 70 degrees on tv hill. your daily dose of aww. a cautious kitty takes its first steps. >> we are still taking your answers to our water cooler question of the day. do you think the 9/11 attacks and the bin laden compound raid are appropriate subject matter for a children's coloring book? you can share your response at and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to page, or send us an e-mail to
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>> time for your daily dose of aw. this is a jaguar. you're watching her make her first steps into the public eye at the philadelphia zoo. look calcareous she looks -- look how curious she looks. >> we have more. look at this. let's go to central america were a white lion cub is melting zoo.ts at these
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she is one of 300 white lions. >> she is so cute. that was well worth it. 70 degrees on tv hill. your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> we will let you know how we expect the storm to affect maryland. we have some rain in the forecast in the short term. forecast in the short term. 73
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>> welcome back.
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a tragic and shocking story out of baltimore county where mike flanagan was found dead. police were called to the home on york road about 4:30 yesterday afternoon. police have not officially named the cause of death. sources say that mike flanagan took his own life. he was despondent over a false his team's of this tea failure. james clea and kareem clea are accused of carrying out the killing of lemuel wallace as part of a scam to collect $1 million in insurance money. many did not return after tuesday's earthquake interrupted the proceedings.
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a new coloring book for kids is raising eyebrows. the book is available on-line. in it or images portraying osama bin laden plotting his attack and the navy seal raid on the the modern compound with bullets racing towards been lavin. critics say it portrays all muslims as radicals or extremists. >> that brings us to your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- do you think the 9/11 attacks and the bin laden compound raid are appropriate subject matter for a children's coloring book? we will post more of your answers on the front page of >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together.
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>> good morning. we start in the glen burnie area. there is an accident and possible delays. sycamore street, watch for an accident on the south side of the city. so far so good on the major roadways. this is the topside at greenspring. in the traffic continues to move well towards the j.f.x. not seen many delays in the outer loop. volume is picking up just past 75. everything running smoothly at the toll plaza. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now we check in live with ava marie. we're so happy to see her.
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>> we were having some technical difficulties. we're excited to talk about this. i am in urban chic and i'm here with the owner and we're talking about an exciting fashion show. >> it is on september 15 on a key highway. we start at 5:30. awesome restaurants. we have a ton of awesome, awesome models and a great clothes. >> there and here and make up was done professionally. they will be doing their hair and makeup tonight and offering free mini makeovers. >> we are having our kickoff party from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
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we have you and sarah caldwell hosting the event. >> we are excited about that. we will be modeling in the fashion show. this will be our first fashion show. >> we're excited and happy to help benefit the museum. it is an amazing museum in the city and we love it. >> great. we're excited for the event tonight and september 15. we check out the weather. a line of storms heading our way. we're talking about the possibility of more storms throughout the day. now we head back to tony. maybe we can find an officer here for you. >> i don't think they have them in xx. and i like pink.
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do know that. the dynamic duo showing up tonight -- ava marie and sarah caldwell. weather-wise, nothing much is going on. we have some scattered thunderstorms getting ready to move again. take an umbrella with you. we see a lot of activity off to the north and west. we could seek wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour later this morning and into this afternoon. irene is raking across the bahamas with sustained winds of 115 miles per hour. the forecast track has not changed much. it looks like it will go across the outer banks of north carolina and off the coast of the delmarva coast. by sunday morning, we expect a category two hurricane to be
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sitting off the coast of ocean city. the strongest part of the storm is in the eastern side of the hurricane. that will be offshore. we will get wind gusts probably close to 100 miles per hour at ocean city. the less the effect of the storm at the further you go west. we probably will get a couple of inches of rain around baltimore and some strong wind. most of the activity will be centered around the eastern shore and ocean city. 5 to 10 inches of rain at the beach. there is going to be significant damage on the delmarva beaches. they may evacuate ocean city if the storm com close. we expect a week surge -- a weak surge up the chesapeake bay.
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maybe nothing at all in western maryland. a mixture of sunshine and clouds as the cold front moves out of pennsylvania. a high temperature around 85. a chance for a shower or thunderstorm tonight. do something outside tomorrow. a 30% chance of rain on friday appeared monday and tuesday should be nice and quiet with temperatures in the 80's. we will keep you posted. back to the news desk. >> hurricane irene is our big story this morning. she is gaining strength. the storm could hit the east coast this morning. kate amara is joining us live with more. it is going to be a big one. >> fingers crossed that it stays well east of the bay. it could intensify to a category
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four hurricane today. a night of heavy wind and rain. hurricane irene battered the bahamas and is heading for the u.s. it is a massive storm, poised to make landfall here by the weekend, anywhere from north carolina -- >> our predictions are not anything but predictions, and we must all prepare for the worst. >> to new york. >> there's likely to be some significant impacts from this storm in terms of winds and rain. >> and so along the eastern seaboard, they're getting ready for the worst -- heavy wind and rain and a dangerous storm surge. >> throw everything in the back of the truck and board it up. that's it. >> even if the eye stays offshore, officials say irene could cause flooding, power outages, or worse as far north as maine. >> right now we are really concerned with the entire east coast. people should take the opportunity, be prepared.
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>> a hurricane watch has been issued for the outer banks of north carolina. >> any word on what kind of damage they have been seeing in the bahamas? >> and emergency officials said he was disturbed by the initial damage reports. 90% of the homes in two solomons were either damaged or destroyed. >> if they send you, be careful. and we hope we see you in your trademark goggles. kate amara, she is so much fun to have. 5:52. 70 degrees on tv hill. >> we will come back and check the weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day. stay with us.
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>> we have a few things going on. >> we have an accident in pylesville at 136 in northern harford caton. there could be some delays as police arrived on the s cene. an accident in glen burnie. the only sluggish spot is on the west side at 70 in the outer loop. this is baltimore national pike. volume picking up. it starts to slow out just prior to this. white marsh checking out ok. >> hope you have the rain gear
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and the. >> we will see some thunderstorms. i said they might evacuate ocean city. this is nothing in stone. they will make that decision late tomorrow or on saturday. scattered thunderstorms today. take an umbrella with you. a high temperature near 85. did not forget, tune to am 1090 to hear traffic and weather together on the fives. we will keep you posted with the hurricane. >> you mean you'd allegedly reportedly said might, maybe? there you go. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> reportedly. >> i know what is going to happen. >> follow breaking news and weather any time at, and stay connected with us on facebook and twitter.
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>> this is a wbal-tv 11 editorial, from president and general manager dan joerres. >> tremors from the earthquake shook the east coast from new england to the carolinas, maryland included. there were no injuries reported from the largest earthquake on the east coast since 1886. many of us were thinking about the impending hurricane. many people did not know what was happening or what to do. some offices sent employees home. telephone lines were jammed.
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flights were delayed at major airports. to assess the training helped restore services and operations quickly. baltimore city opened its emergency operations center and we went on the year for five hours, keeping our viewers in form. we cannot plan what to do when an earthquake hits maryland. an earthquake hits maryland. for more information, go
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